Returning Digicel Barbados director contributes to Regional American Chamber of Commerce Gathering in Haiti

Delegates from the Caribbean and Latin America gathered in Haiti for the regional American Chamber of Commerce gathering in Haiti this week.

In a message from the Trinidad based Chairman Nicholas Galt, he commented that “2015 brings both opportunity and challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean. After a rapid recovery from the global financial crisis in 2008, economies have slowed since 2010. Falling prices of commodity exports mean that the countries will grow at a different speeds in 2015. Oil importing countries will grow at much faster speeds that commodity exporters countries of South America. ”

American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM Jamaica) President Ronald McKay lead a high level AMCHAM Jamaica members’ delegation in Haiti’s capital, Port of Prince for the “Business Future of the Americas” conference put on by the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America & Caribbean (AACCLA).

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9th from Left, Digicel Group Business Development Director and AMCHAM’s newly appointed Trade and Invest Committee Chairman, Mr. Barry O’Brien noted that, “Digicel is delighted to be a sponsor of this regional AMCHAM event. It is a near perfect fit with Digicel’s desire to encourage direct foreign investment which is a key component of overall economic growth. As Digicel’s Group Business Development Director one of my key goals is to encourage investment into all 28 markets in the region in which we operate and AMCHAM is a great partner as it covers all our markets and shares the same FDI goal. The importance of AMCHAM is highlighted by the fact that the 20,000 member companies of the American Chamber of commerce represent 80 percent of all U.S. investment in the Caribbean and Latin America

The conference brings together business executives, political leaders, and the leadership of the 24 American Chambers of Commerce from throughout the hemisphere to discuss key challenges facing the region. The conference aims to be a platform for regional dialogue to discuss the main challenges and opportunities of hemispheric integration.

The delegates attending represented 28 American Chambers of Commerce in 24 Latin American and Caribbean nations.

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